I would love to hear from anyone who has been through the Whole 30 before?! Any tips or advice and any recipes would be greatly appreciated!
My husband and I, along with a few others, are on day 4 today. Yesterday was kind of rough, I was mad at the world, my head was killing me, I was sore everywhere! Luckily, this morning has been much better! My headache is gone, Ive eaten breakfast (sautéed Brussels sprouts and butternut squash topped with an egg) and now I’m ready to head to the gym!
My sister in law purchased this book and it has been very helpful to both of us to plan for these 30 days! The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
A few other helpful options are The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook: 150 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Whole30, and The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Succeed with the Whole30 and Beyond
For anyone not familiar with the Whole 30, the basic gist is this:
– No alcohol
– No added sugar, real or artificial
– No grains
– No legumes (this part is easy for me, I am not a fan of beans!)
– No dairy
– No carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites
– No baked goods, junk foods or treats with “approved” ingredients
I am one of those people that craves sugar when I’m done with my meal, and if it’s a meal that I like then I will go back for 2nds or even 3rds until it’s all gone. It’s like my stomach is scared that if I don’t eat it now it won’t be there anymore. I’ve also learned that I am bloated most of the time! (Fingers crossed this is not caused by gluten, because pretty sure I will not be able to eliminate that long term!)
However, that’s the beauty of this program. By reducing all of these items for 30 days I am allowing my body to basically reset. When I reintroduce these items back into my diet I will be able to tell what foods, if any, my body has a poor reaction to. Then I can decide if it is worth eliminating those items permanently or maybe splurging on special occasions. To be honest, depending on the reaction I may decide its just not worth eliminating (I really like eating!)
If you are interested in more information, I highly recommend checking out this website Whole 30 for more details!